What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

I just won a Cranium Family Fun game on their website. Retail value of $19.99. Now I can stop playing every day! I am also trying to win a Chick-fil-A party platter. Yum-yum. In August, I won a huge Gatorade cooler, t-shirt and free 6 pk. of Gatorade from Albertson's. Funny, there are NO Albertson's in my state - but I still won!

Hint of the Day - Play those online contests and call in contests - people DO win! www.myinstantwin.com is a great place to find all the contests.

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